Mussels In Lemon Garlic-Butter Sauce

06 June 2020

We are known for our warm hospitality, eclectic setting, unique décor and our come-back-for-more mussels in lemon garlic-butter sauce! 

Thank you to Chef Andy for sharing your recipe with us all - we can't wait to try it at home.


• 1 tablespoon butter
• 1/4 onion (finely chopped)
• 1 teaspoon garlic (fresh and crushed)
• 1/2 cup dry white wine
• 1/2 cup cream
• 8 mussels (half shell)
• salt
• black pepper
• 1/2 lemon juice (and zest)
• 1 teaspoon fish spice


Melt the butter in a large skillet (with a lid) and saute the onion and garlic until soft. 

Add the white wine and simmer until reduced by two thirds – add the cream and fish spice and simmer for 2 - 3 minutes

Add the mussels and cover with the lid. Overt low heat, steam the mussels until cooked (about 8 – 10 minutes). Remove from heat and season to taste with salt and black pepper. Stir through the lemon juice and finely grated zest.

Serve with homemade bread and garnish with micro herbs. 

The best way to describe this appetizer? Delectable!

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